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Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Classifying wetland-related land cover types and habitats using fine-scale lidar metrics derived from country-wide Airborne Laser Scanning. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation (in press). [ABSTRACT]


Meyer, L., Kissling, W.D., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J. & Diniz-Filho, J.A.F. (2020): Deconstructing species richness–environment relationships in Neotropical lianas. Journal of Biogeography (in press).



do Nascimento, L.F., Guimarães Jr, P.R., Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D. & Pires, M.M. (2020): Associated evolution of fruit size and color and defensive traits in Neotropical palms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 33: 858868. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Chudzinska, M., Dupont, Y.L., Nabe-Nielsen, J., Maia, K.P., Henriksen, M., Rasmussen, C., Kissling, W.D., Hagen, M. & Trøjelsgaard, K. (2020): Combining the strengths of agent-based modelling and network statistics to understand animal movement and interactions with resources: example from within-patch foraging decisions of bumblebees. Ecological Modelling 430: 109119. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., de Lima, R.F., de Nascimento, L., Lim, J.Y., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., Romeiras, M.M., Elias, R.B., Cabezas, F.J., Catarino, L., Ceríaco, L.M.P., Castilla-Beltrán, A., Gabriel, R., de Sequeira, M.M., Kissling, W.D., Nogué, S., Hall, M. van Loon, E.E., Rijsdijk, K., Matosa, M. & Borges, P.A.V. (2020): Global change in microcosms: environmental and societal predictors of land cover change on the Atlantic Ocean Islands. Anthropocene 30: 100242. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Lear, D., Herman, P., Van Hoey, G., Schepers, L., Tonné, N., Lipizer, M., Muller-Karger, F.E., Appeltans, W., Kissling, W.D., Holdsworth, N., Edwards, M., Pecceu, E., Nygård, H., Canonico, G., Birchenough, S., Graham, G., Deneudt, K., Claus, S., Oset, P. (2020): Supporting the essential - Recommendations for the development of accessible and interoperable marine biological data products. Marine Policy 117: 103958. [ABSTRACT]


Donoso, I., Sorensen, M.C., Blendinger, P.G., Kissling, W.D., Neuschulz, E.L., Mueller, T. & Schleuning, M. (2020): Downsizing of animal communities triggers stronger functional than structural decay in seed-dispersal networks. Nature Communications 11: 1582. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Onstein, R.E., Vink, D.N. Veen, J., Barrat, C.D., Flantua, S.G.A., Wich, S.A. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Palm fruit colours are linked to the broad-scale distribution and diversification of primate colour vision systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20192731. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] [Feature in FOLIA] 


Schleuning, M., Neuschulz, E.L., Albrecht, J., Bender, I.M.A., Bowler, D.E., Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Hof, C., Müller, T., Nowak, L., Sorensen, M.C., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Trait-based assessments of climate-change impacts on interacting species. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 319–328. [ABSTRACT]

99. Kattge et al. (incl. Kissling, W.D.) (2020): TRY plant trait database – enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26: 119–188. [ABSTRACT]. Commentary by Fraser (2020).

Meyer, L., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Lohmann, L.G., Hortal, J., Pereira, E.B., Rangel, T. & Kissling, W.D. (2020): Canopy height explains species richness in the largest clade of Neotropical lianas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 2637. [ABSTRACT]



Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Schnitzler, J., Kissling, W.D., Mosbrugger, V., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Versteegh, H. & Favre, A. (2020): Origins of global mountain plant biodiversity: Testing the ‘mountain‐geobiodiversity hypothesis’. Journal of Biogeography 46: 2826–2838. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Nowak, L., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2019): Projected impacts of climate change on functional diversity of frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Scientific Reports 9: 17708. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Balslev, H., Baker, W.J., Dransfield, J., Göldel, B., Lim, J.Y., Onstein, R.E. & Svenning, J.-C. (2019): PalmTraits 1.0, a species-level functional trait database of palms worldwide. Scientific Data 6: 178. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Musche, M. Adamescu, M., Angelstam, P., Bacher, S., Bäck, J., Buss, H.L., Duffy C., Flaim, G., Gaillardet, J., Giannakis, G.V., Haase, P., Halada, L., Kissling, W.D., Lundin, L., Matteucci, G., Meesenburg, H., Monteith, D., Nikolaidis, N.P., Pipan, T., Pyšek, P., Rowe, E.C., Roy, D.B., Sier, A., Tappeiner, U., Vilà, M., White, T., Zobel, M. & Klotz, S. (2019): Research questions to facilitate the future development of European long-term ecosystem research infrastructures: a horizon scanning exercise. Journal of Environmental Management 250: 109479. [ABSTRACT]


Schrodt, F., Bailey, J.J., Kissling, W.D., Rijsdijk, K.F., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., van Ree, D., Hjort, J., Lawley, R.S., Williams, C.N., Anderson, M.G., Beier, P., van Beukering, P., Boyd, D.S., Brilha, J., Carcavilla, L., Dahlin, K.M., Gill, J.C., Gordon, J.E., Gray, M., Grundy, M., Hunter, M.L., Lawler, J.J., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Royse, K.R., Stewart, I., Record, S., Turner, W., Zarnetske, P.L. & Field, R. (2019): Opinion: To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but geodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116: 16155–16158. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]

92. Steenvoorden, J., Meddens, A.J.H., Martinez, A.J., Foster, L.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The potential importance of unburned islands as refugia for the persistence of wildlife species in fire-prone ecosystems. Ecology and Evolution 9: 8800–8812. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [FRONT COVER]

Nowak, L., Kissling, W.D., Bender, I.M.A., Dehling, D.M., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Schleuning, M. (2019): Projecting consequences of global warming for the functional diversity of fleshy-fruited plants and frugivorous birds along a tropical elevational gradient. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1362–1374. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Onstein, R.E., Kissling, W.D., Chatrou, L.W., Couvreur, T.L.P., Morlon, H. & Sauquet, H. (2019): Which frugivory-related traits facilitated historical long-distance dispersal in the custard-apple family (Annonaceae)? Journal of Biogeography 46: 1874–1888. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [PRESS RELEASE] 


Bakx, T.R.M., Koma, Z., Seijmonsbergen, A.C. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Use and categorization of Light Detection and Ranging vegetation metrics in avian diversity and species distribution research. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1045–1059. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Mazet, N., Munoz, F., Grenié, M., Denelle, P., Sobral, M., Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Violle, C. (2019): Functional biogeography of dietary strategies in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 1004–1017. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Muñoz, G., Trøjelsgaard, K. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): A synthesis of animal-mediated seed dispersal of palms reveals distinct biogeographic differences in species interactions. Journal of Biogeography 46: 466–484. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]  


Hardisty, A.R., Belbin, L., Hobern, D., McGeoch, M.A., Pirzl, R., Williams, K.J. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): Research infrastructure challenges in preparing Essential Biodiversity Variables data products for alien invasive species. Environmental Research Letters 14: 025005. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Proios, K.V., Whittaker, R.J., Alonso, M.R., Borges, P.A.V., Borregaard, M.K., Cowie, R.H., Florens, F.B.V., de Frias Martins, A.M., Ibáñez, M., Kissling, W.D., de Nascimento, L., Otto, R., Parent, C.E., Rigal, F., Warren, B.H., Fernández-Palacios, J.M., van Loon, E.E., Triantis, K.A. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2019): Beyond the Last Glacial Maximum: Island endemism is best explained by long-lasting archipelago configurations. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 184–197. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Lucas, C., Bouten, W., Koma, Z., Kissling, W.D. & Seijmonsbergen, A.C. (2019): Identification of linear vegetation elements in a rural landscape using LiDAR point clouds. Remote Sensing 11: 292. [ABSTRACT] [CODE]


Muñoz, G., Kissling, W.D. & van Loon, E.E. (2019): Biodiversity Observations Miner: A web application to unlock primary biodiversity data from published literature. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e28737. [ABSTRACT]


Hardisty, A.R., Michener, W.K., Agosti, D., García, E.A., Bastin, L., Belbin, L., Bowser, A., Buttigieg, P.L., Canhos, D.A.L., Egloff, W., De Giovanni, R., Figueira, R., Groom, Q., Guralnick, R.P., Hobern, D., Hugo, W., Koureas, D., Li-Qiang, J., Los, W., Manuel, J., Poelen, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Uhlir, P.F. & Kissling, W.D. (2019): The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for essential biodiversity variables. Ecological Informatics 49: 22–31. [ABSTRACT]



Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Blendinger, P.G., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Muñoz, M.C., Neuschulz, E.-L., Nowak, L., Quitián, M., Saavedra, F., Santilláan, V., Töpfer, T., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2018): Morphological trait matching shapes plant-frugivore networks across the Andes. Ecography 41: 1910–1919. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]

80. Antonelli, A.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Flantua, S.G.A.*, Bermúdez, M.A.*, Mulch, A., Muellner-Riehl, A.N., Kreft, H., Linder, H.P., Badgley, C., Fjeldså, J., Fritz, S.A., Rahbek, C., Herman, F., Hooghiemstra, H. & Hoorn, C.* (2018): Geological and climatic influences on mountain biodiversity. Nature Geoscience 11: 718–725. (* = equal contributions) [ABSTRACT][DATA]

Kissling, W.D., Walls, R., Bowser, A., Jones, M.O., Kattge, J., Agosti, D., Amengual, J., Basset, A., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Denny, E.G., Deudero, S., Egloff, W., Elmendorf, S.C., Alonso García, E., Jones, K.D., Jones, O.R., Lavorel, S., Lear, D., Navarro, L.M., Pawar, S., Pirzl, R., Rüger, N., Sal, S., Salguero-Gómez, R., Schigel, D., Schulz, K.-S., Skidmore, A. & Guralnick, R.P. (2018): Towards global data products of Essential Biodiversity Variables on species traits. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1531–1540. [ABSTRACT]

78. Serna-Chavez, H.M., Kissling, W.D., Veen, L.E., Swenson, N.G. & van Bodegom, P.M. (2018): Spatial scale-dependence of factors driving climate regulation services in the Americas. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 828–838. [ABSTRACT]
77. Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Herrera‐Alsina, L., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): To adapt or go extinct? The fate of megafaunal palm fruits under past global change. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20180882. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]
76. Heinen, J.H., van Loon, E.E., Hansen, D.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2018): Extinction-driven changes in frugivore communities on oceanic islands. Ecography 41: 1245–1255. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] [COVER] [BLOG] [YOUTUBE VIDEO]

Pellissier, V., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Şekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2018): Niche packing and expansion account for species richness-productivity relationships in global bird assemblages. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 604–615. [ABSTRACT]


Norder, S.J., Baumgartner, J.B., Borges, P.A.V., Hengl, T., Kissling, W.D., van Loon, E.E. & Rijsdijk, K.F. (2018): A global spatially explicit database of changes in island paleo-area and archipelago configuration during the late Quaternary. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27: 500–505. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Ahumada, J.A., Bowser, A., Fernandez, M., Fernandez, N., Garcia, E.A., Guralnick, R.P., Isaac, N.J.B., Kelling, S., Los, W., McRae, L., Mihoub, J.-B., Obst, M., Santamaria, M., Skidmore, A.K., Williams, K.J., Agosti, D., Amariles, D., Arvanitidis, C., Bastin, L., De Leo, F., Egloff, W., Elith J., Hobern, D., Martin, D., Pereira, H.M., Pesole, G., Peterseil, J., Saarenmaa, H., Schigel, D., Schmeller, D.S., Segata, N., Turak, E., Uhlir, P.F., Wee, B. & Hardisty, A.R. (2018): Building essential biodiversity variables (EBVs) of species distribution and abundance at a global scale. Biological Reviews 93: 600–625. [ABSTRACT]



Navarro, L.M., Fernández, N., Guerra, C., Guralnick, R., Kissling, W.D., Londoño, M.C., Muller-Karger, F., Turak, E., Balvanera, P., Costello, M.J., Delavaud, A., El Serafy, G.Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Geller, G.N., Jetz, W., Kim, E.-S., Kim, H., Martin, C.S., McGeoch, M.A., Mwampamba, T.H., Nel, J.L., Nicholson, E., Pettorelli, N., Schaepman, M.E., Skidmore, A., Sousa Pinto, I., Vergara, S., Vihervaara, P., Xu, H., Yahara, T., Gill, M. & Pereira, H.M. (2017): Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29: 158–169. [ABSTRACT]


Onstein, R.E., Baker, W.J., Couvreur, T.L.P., Faurby, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kissling, W.D. (2017): Frugivory-related traits promote speciation of tropical palms. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 19031911. [ABSTRACT] [DATA & CODE] [PRESS RELEASE] [BLOG]


Schmeller, D.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Bowser, A., Arvanitidis, C., Costello, M.J., Fernandez, M., Geller, G., Hobern, D., Kissling, W.D., Regan, E., Saarenmaa, H., Turak, E., & Isaac, N.J.B. (2017): Towards an operational definition of Essential Biodiversity Variables. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 2967–2972. [ABSTRACT]


Barnagaud, J.-Y., Kissling, W.D., Tsirogiannis, C., Fisikopoulos, V., Villéger, S., Sekercioglu, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Biogeographic, environmental and anthropogenic determinants of global patterns in taxonomic and trait turnover in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1190–1200. [ABSTRACT]


Ilsøe, S.K.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Fjeldså, J., Sandel, B. & Svenning, J.-C. (2017): Global variation in woodpecker species richness shaped by tree availability. Journal of Biogeography 44: 1824–1835. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Seijmonsbergen, A.C., Foppen, R.P.B. & Bouten, W. (2017): eEcoLiDAR, eScience infrastructure for ecological applications of LiDAR point clouds: reconstructing the 3D ecosystem structure for animals at regional to continental scales. Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14939. [ABSTRACT]


Barratt, C.D., Bwong, B.A., Onstein, R.E., Rosauer, D.F., Menegon, M., Doggart, N., Nagel, P., Kissling, W.D. & Loader, S.P. (2017): Environmental correlates of phylogenetic endemism in amphibians and the conservation of refugia in the Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa. Diversity and Distributions 23: 875–887. [ABSTRACT] [Featured on front cover]


Kissling, W.D. (2017): Has frugivory influenced the macroecology and diversification of a tropical keystone plant family? Research Ideas and Outcomes 3: e14944. [ABSTRACT]


Bender, I.M.A., Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K., Hensen, I., Kühn, I., Wiegand, T., Dehling, D.M. & Schleuning, M. (2017): Functionally specialised birds respond flexibly to seasonal changes in fruit availability. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 800–811. [ABSTRACT] [DATA] 


Irvine, P.J., Kravitz, B., Lawrence, M.G., Gerten, D., Caminade, C., Gosling, S.N., Hendy, E., Kassie, B., Kissling, W.D., Muri, H., Oschlies, A., & Smith, S.J. (2017): Towards a comprehensive climate impacts assessment of solar geoengineering. Earth’s Future 5: 93–106. [ABSTRACT] [Incuded in the Special Issue "Crutzen +10: Reflecting upon 10 years of geoengineering research"]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., WallisDeVries, M.F., Reemer, M. & Carvalheiro, L.G. (2017): Historical changes in the importance of climate and land use as determinants of Dutch pollinator distributions. Journal of Biogeography 44: 696–707. [ABSTRACT]


Cámara-Leret, R., Faurby, S., Macía, M.J., Balslev, H., Göldel, B., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D., Rønsted, N. & Saslis-Lagoudakis, C.H. (2017): Fundamental species traits explain provisioning services of tropical American palms. Nature Plants 3: 16220. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]




McCormack, C.G., Born, W., Irvine, P.J., Achterberg, E.P., Amano, T., Ardron, J., Foster, P.N., Gattuso, J.-P., Hawkins, S.J., Hendy, E., Kissling, W.D., Lluch-Cota, S.E., Murphy, E.J., Ostle, N., Owens, N.J.P., Perry, R.I., Pörtner, H.O., Scholes, R.J., Schurr, F.M., Schweiger, O., Settele, J., Smith, R.K., Smith, S., Thompson, J., Tittensor, D.P., van Kleunen, M., Vivan, C., Vohland, K., Warren, R., Watkinson, A.R., Widdicombe, S., Williamson, P., Woods, E., Blackstock, J.J. & Sutherland, W.J. (2016): Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 13: 103–128. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Blach-Overgaard, A., Zwaan, R.E. & Wagner, P. (2016): Historical colonization and dispersal limitation supplement climate and topography in shaping species richness of African lizards (Reptilia: Agaminae). Scientific Reports 6: 34014. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Burin, G., Kissling, W.D., Guimarães Jr., P.R., Sekercioglu, Ç.H. & Quental, T.B. (2016): Omnivory in birds is a macroevolutionary sink. Nature Communications 7: 11250. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Aguirre-Gutiérrez, J., Kissling, W.D., Carvalheiro, L.G., WallisDeVries, M.F., Franzén, M. & Biesmeijer, J.C. (2016): Functional traits help to explain half-century long shifts in pollinator distributions. Scientific Reports 6: 24451. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Sanín, M.J., Kissling, W.D., Bacon, C.D., Borchsenius, F., Galeano, G., Svenning, J.-C., Olivera, J., Ramírez, R., Trénel, P. & Pintaud, J.-C. (2016): The Neogene rise of the tropical Andes facilitated diversification of wax palms (Ceroxylon: Arecaceae) through geographic colonization and climatic niche separation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 303-317. [ABSTRACT]


Göldel, B., Araujo, A.C., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2016): Impacts of large herbivores on the spinescence and abundance of palms in the Brazilian Pantanal. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 182: 465-479. [ABSTRACT]




Göldel, B., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2015): Geographic variation and environmental correlates of functional trait distributions in palms (Arecaceae) across the New World. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 179: 602–617. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Hardisty, A., García, E.A., Santamaria, M., De Leo, F., Pesole, G., Freyhof, J., Manset, D., Wissel, S., Konijn, J. & Los, W. (2015): Towards global interoperability for supporting biodiversity research on Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs). Biodiversity 16: 99–107. [ABSTRACT]


Eiserhardt, W.L., Borchsenius, F., Sandel. B., Kissling, W.D. & Svenning, J.-C. (2015): Late Cenozoic climate and the phylogenetic structure of regional conifer floras worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 1136–1148. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2015): Animal telemetry: follow the insects. Science 349: 597. [ABSTRACT]


Mello, M.A.R., Rodrigues, F.A., da Fontoura Costa, L., Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H., Marquitti, F.M.D. & Kalko, E.K.V. (2015): Keystone species in seed dispersal networks are mainly determined by dietary specialization. Oikos 124: 1031–1039. [ABSTRACT]


Weigelt, P., Kissling, W.D., Kisel, Y., Fritz, S.A., Karger, D.N., Kessler, M., Lehtonen, S., Svenning, J.-C. & Kreft, H. (2015): Global patterns and drivers of phylogenetic structure in island floras. Scientific Reports 5: 12213. [ABSTRACT]


Eskildsen, A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Kissling, W.D., Biesmeijer, J.C., Schweiger, O. & Høye, T.T. (2015): Ecological specialization matters: long-term trends in butterfly species richness and assemblage composition depend on multiple functional traits. Diversity and Distributions 21: 792–802. [ABSTRACT] [PRESS RELEASE]


Kissling, W.D. (2015): Ecology of climate change: the importance of biotic interactions by Eric Post. The Quarterly Review of Biology 90: 213–214. [ABSTRACT]


Tjørnløv, R.S., Kissling, W.D., Barnagaud, J.-Y., Bøcher, P.K. & Høye, T.T. (2015): Oviposition site selection of an endangered butterfly at local spatial scales. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 377–391. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecology and conservation of butterflies and moths" edited by John W. Dover, Nigel A. D. Bourn, Owen T. Lewis, and Tim G. Shreeve]


Kissling, W.D. & Schleuning, M. (2015): Multispecies interactions across trophic levels at macroscales: retrospective and future directions. Ecography 38: 346–357. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Intecol Special Issue "The diversity of diversity studies: retrospectives and future directions" edited by Christopher J. Lortie and Jens-Christian Svenning]


Couvreur, T.L.P.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Condamine, F.L., Svenning, J.-C., Rowe, N.P. & Baker, W.J. (2015): Global diversification of a tropical plant growth form: environmental correlates and historical contingencies in climbing palms. Frontiers in Genetics 5: 452. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "Origin of tropical diversity: from clades to communities" edited by Toby Pennington and James Edward Richardson]




Dupont, Y.L., Trøjelsgaard, K., Hagen, M., Henriksen, M.V., Olesen, J.M., Pedersen, N.M.E. & Kissling, W.D. (2014): Spatial structure of an individual-based plant-pollinator network. Oikos 123: 1301–1310. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Dalby, L., Fløjgaard, C., Lenoir, J., Sandel., B., Sandom, C., Trøjelsgaard, K. & Svenning, J.-C. (2014): Establishing macroecological trait datasets: digitalisation, extrapolation and validation of diet preferences in terrestrial mammals worldwide. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2913–2930. [ABSTRACT] [DATA]


Kissling, W.D., Pattemore, D.E. & Hagen, M. (2014): Challenges and prospects in the telemetry of insects. Biological Reviews 89: 511–530. [ABSTRACT]


Barnagaud, J.-Y.*, Kissling, W.D.*, Sandel, B., Eiserhardt, W.L., Sekercioglu, C.H., Enquist, B.J., Tsirogiannis, C. & Svenning, J.-C. (2014): Ecological traits influence the phylogenetic structure of bird species co-occurrences worldwide. Ecology Letters 17: 811–820. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]


Cabral, J.S., Weigelt, P., Kissling, W.D. & Kreft, H. (2014): Biogeographic, climatic and spatial drivers differentially affect alpha, beta and gamma diversities on oceanic archipelagos. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133246. [ABSTRACT]


Høye, T.T., Eskildsen, A., Hansen, R.R., Bowden, J.J., Schmidt, N.M. & Kissling, W.D. (2014): Phenology of high-arctic butterflies and their floral resources: species-specific responses to climate change. Current Zoology 60: 243–251. [ABSTRACT]




Blach-Overgaard, A., Kissling, W.D., Dransfield, J., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Multimillion-year climatic effects on palm species diversity in Africa. Ecology 94: 2426–2435. [ABSTRACT]


Eskildsen, A., le Roux, P.C., Heikkinen, R.K., Høye, T.T., Kissling, W.D., Pöyry, J., Wisz, M.S. & Luoto, M. (2013): Testing species distribution models across space and time: high latitude butterflies and recent warming. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 1293–1303. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2013): Estimating extinction risk under climate change: next-generation models simultaneously incorporate demography, dispersal, and biotic interactions. Frontiers of Biogeography 5: 163–165. [ABSTRACT]


Zhang, J., Kissling, W.D. & He, F. (2013): Local forest structure, climate and human disturbance determine regional distribution of boreal bird species richness in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1131–1142. [ABSTRACT]


Sandom, C., Dalby, L., Fløjgaard, C., Kissling, W.D., Lenoir, J., Sandel, B., Trøjelsgaard, K., Ejrnæs, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): Mammal predator and prey species richness are strongly linked at macroscales. Ecology 94: 1112–1122. [ABSTRACT]


Wisz, M.S., Pottier, J., Kissling, W.D., Pellissier, L., Lenoir, J., Damgaard, C.F., Dormann, C.F., Forchhammer, M.C., Grytnes, J.A., Guisan, A., Heikkinen, R., Høye, T.T., Kühn, I., Luoto, M., Maiorano, L., Nilsson, M.-C., Normand, S., Öckinger, E., Schmidt, N.M., Termansen, M., Timmermann, A., Wardle, D.A., Aastrup, P. & Svenning, J.-C. (2013): The role of biotic interactions in shaping distributions and realised assemblages of species: implications for species distribution modelling. Biological Reviews 88: 15–30. [ABSTRACT]




Schurr, F.M., Pagel, J., Cabral, J.S., Groeneveld, J., Bykova, O., O'Hara, R.B., Hartig, F., Kissling, W.D., Linder, H.P., Midgley, G.F., Schröder, B., Singer, A. & Zimmermann, N.E. (2012): How to understand species' niches and range dynamics: a demographic research agenda for biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2146–2162. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Kissling, W.D., Dormann, C.F., Groeneveld, J., Hickler, T., Kühn, I., McInerny, G.J., Montoya, J.M., Römermann, C., Schiffers, K., Schurr, F.M., Singer, A., Svenning, J.-C., Zimmermann, N.E. & O’Hara, R.B. (2012): Towards novel approaches to modelling biotic interactions in multispecies assemblages at large spatial extents. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2163–2178. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue "The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity" edited by Steve Higgins, Christine Römermann and Bob O’Hara]


Hagen, M., Kissling, W.D., Rasmussen, C., De Aguiar, M.A.M., Brown, L.E., Carstensen, D.W., Alves-Dos-Santos, I., Dupont, Y.L., Edwards, F.K., Genini, J., Guimarães Jr., P.R., Jenkins, G.B., Jordano, P., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N., Ledger, M.E., Maia, K.P., Marquitti, F.M.D., Mclaughlin, O., Morellato, L.P.C., O'Gorman, E.J., Trøjelsgaard, K., Tylianakis, J.M., Vidal, M.M., Woodward, G. & Olesen, J.M. (2012): Biodiversity, species interactions and ecological networks in a fragmented world. Advances in Ecological Research 46: 89–210. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Baker, W.J., Balslev, H., Barfod, A.S., Borchsenius, F., Dransfield, J., Govaerts, R. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Quaternary and pre-Quaternary historical legacies in the global distribution of a major tropical plant lineage. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 909–921. [ABSTRACT]


Wetzel, F.T., Kissling, W.D., Beissmann, H. & Penn, D.J. (2012): Future climate change driven sea-level rise: secondary consequences from human displacement for island biodiversity. Global Change Biology 18: 2707–2719. [ABSTRACT]

26. Kissling, W.D.*, Eiserhardt, W.L.*, Baker, W.J., Borchsenius, F., Couvreur, T.L.P., Balslev, H. & Svenning, J.-C. (2012): Cenozoic imprints on the phylogenetic structure of palm species assemblages worldwide. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109: 7379–7384. (* = shared first authorship) [ABSTRACT]

Kissling, W.D., Sekercioglu, C.H. & Jetz, W. (2012): Bird dietary guild richness across latitudes, environments and biogeographic regions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 328–340. [ABSTRACT]




Eiserhardt, W.L., Svenning, J.-C., Kissling, W.D. & Balslev, H. (2011): Geographical ecology of the palms (Arecaceae) - determinants of diversity and distributions across spatial scales. Annals of Botany 108: 1391–1416. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Special Issue: Palm Biology edited by James Tregear, Alain Rival and Jean-Christophe Pintaud]

23. Hagen, M., Wikelski, M. & Kissling, W.D. (2011): Space use of bumblebees (Bombus spp.) revealed by radio-tracking. PLoS ONE 6: e19997. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R., Korntheuer, H., Heyder, U. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2010): Woody plants and the prediction of climate change impacts on bird diversity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365: 2035–2045. [ABSTRACT] [Included in the Theme Issue 'The effects of climate change on biotic interactions and ecosystem services' compiled and edited by José M. Montoya and Dave Raffaelli]


Qian, H. & Kissling, W.D. (2010): Spatial scale and cross-taxon congruence of terrestrial vertebrate and vascular plant species richness in China. Ecology 91: 1172–1183. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Fernandez, N. & Paruelo, J.M. (2009): Spatial risk assessment of livestock exposure to pumas in Patagonia, Argentina. Ecography 32: 807–817. [ABSTRACT]


Qian, H., Kissling, W.D., Wang, X. & Andrews, P. (2009): Effects of woody plant species richness on mammal species richness in southern Africa. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1685–1697. [ABSTRACT]


Bini, L.M., Diniz-Filho, J.A.F., Rangel, T.F.L.V.B., Akre, T.S.B., Albaladejo, R.G., Albuquerque, F.S., Aparicio, A., Araújo, M.B., Baselga, A., Beck, J., Bellocq, M.I., Böhning-Gaese, K., Borges, P.A.V., Castro-Parga, I., Chey, V.K., Chown, S.L., de Marco, P., Dobkin, D.S., Ferrer-Castán, D., Field, R., Filloy, J., Fleishman, E., Gómez, J.F., Hortal, J., Iverson, J.B., Kerr, J.T., Kissling, W.D., Kitching, I.J., León-Cortés, J.L., Lobo, J.M., Montoya, D., Morales-Castilla, I., Moreno, J.C., Oberdorff, T., Olalla-Tárraga, M.A., Pausas, J.G., Qian, H., Rahbek, C., Rodríguez, M.A., Rueda, M., Ruggiero, A., Sackmann, P., Sanders, N.J., Terribile, L.C., Vetaas, O.R. & Hawkins, B.A. (2009): Coefficient shifts in geographical ecology: an empirical evaluation of spatial and non-spatial regression. Ecography 32: 193–204. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Jetz, W. (2009): The global distribution of frugivory in birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 18: 150–162. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Field, R. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2008): Spatial patterns of woody plant and bird diversity: functional relationships or environmental effects? Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 327–339. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. & Carl, G. (2008): Spatial autocorrelation and the selection of simultaneous autoregressive models. Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 59–71. [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Williams-Linera, G., Kissling, W.D. & Huth, A. (2008): Long-term impacts of fuelwood extraction on a tropical montane cloud forest. Ecosystems 11: 868–881. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Rahbek, C. & K. Böhning-Gaese (2007): Food plant diversity as broad-scale determinant of avian frugivore richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 799–-808. [ABSTRACT]


Dormann, C.F., McPherson, J.M., Araújo, M.B., Bivand, R., Bolliger, J., Carl, G., Davies, R.G., Hirzel, A., Jetz, W., Kissling, W.D., Kühn, I., Ohlemüller, R., Peres-Neto, P.R., Reineking, B., Schröder, B., Schurr, F.M. & Wilson, R. (2007): Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review. Ecography 30: 609–628. [ABSTRACT]


Rüger, N., Gutiérrez, Á.G., Kissling, W.D., Armesto, J.J. & Huth, A. (2007): Ecological impacts of different harvesting scenarios for temperate evergreen rain forest in southern Chile – a simulation experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 252: 52–66. [ABSTRACT]




Wiegand, T., Kissling, W.D., Cipriotti, P.A. & M.R. Aguiar (2006): Extending point pattern analysis to objects of finite size and irregular shape. Journal of Ecology 94: 825–837. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M. & J.M. Lord (2006): Agamospermous seed production of the invasive tussock grass Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) in New Zealand - Evidence from pollination experiments. Flora 201: 144–151. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & J.M. Lord (2005): Invasion ecology of the alien tussock grass Nardus stricta (Poaceae) at Lake Pukaki, Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 43: 601–612. [ABSTRACT]


Schreiber, J. & Kissling, W.D. (2005): Factors affecting the breeding success of Arctic Terns Sterna paradisaea in a colony at Kaldbaksbotnur, Faroe Islands. Atlantic Seabirds 7: 97–105. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2005): Das Borstgras (Nardus stricta): in Hamburg stark gefährdet, anderswo problematischer Neophyt - das Beispiel Neuseeland. Berichte des Botanischen Vereins zu Hamburg 22: 115–125.




Kissling, W.D., Schnittler, M., Seddon, P.J., Dickinson, K.J.M. & J.M. Lord (2004): Ecology and distribution of Nardus stricta L. (Poaceae) - an alien invader into New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 29: 1–12. [ABSTRACT]


Kissling, W.D. (2004): Effects of time of day and observer position on waterbird counts. Notornis 51: 41–46. [ABSTRACT]




Stowe, C.J., Kissling, W.D., Ohlemüller, R. & J.B. Wilson (2003): Are ecotone properties scale-dependent? A test from a Nothofagus treeline in southern New Zealand. Community Ecology 4: 35–42. [ABSTRACT]




Kissling, D. (2001): Siedlungsdichte des Waldwasserläufers Tringa ochropus und GIS-gestützte Bestandsabschätzung im Biosphärenreservat Schorfheide-Chorin. Vogelwelt 122: 1–14.




Kißling, D. (1998): Bemerkungen zum Flugverhalten von Kormoranen Phalacrocorax carbo. Ornithologischer Anzeiger 37: 157–159.